Spain 1738-M JF 4 reales

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Stack's Bowers 2020 ANA sale, lot 23591

This specimen was lot 23591 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Las Vegas, August 2020), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "SPAIN. 4 Reales, 1738-M JF. Madrid Mint. Philip V. PCGS EF-40 Gold Shield. A well struck and problem-free coin with pleasing amber tint in the fields. From the BKingdom Collection." This type was issued at Madrid 1728-40. While four reales of this period are half the price of the rare eight reales, they are still seven times the price of a bust four reales of the 1770's.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 13.54 g, 0.931 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9110, KM-337.1; Cal-Type-173#1005.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2020 ANA Auction: World Coins, featuring the Duke of Lansing Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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